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Makeup Memo - blush is not a must

October 13, 2011 Reviewed by admin 1 Comment
Truth # 7

Not everyone needs to wear blush.

It’s so funny how we become entrenched in a paint-by-numbers way of doing makeup, and giving up one of the steps – even if logical – seems, well, illogical.

If you happen to be one of those naturally flush, rosy-cheeked ladies, then there’s really no reason for you to be adding makeup to your face to increase that effect.

Many women who come to me for makeup advice, even those with rosacea, acne or broken capillaries from sun damage, have some sort of pink blush in their makeup bag that they insist on wearing.  The curious thing is that they all use foundation, concealers, color correctors and/or powders in an attempt to minimize the look of redness on their face, but take two steps back by adding a rosy toned blush to their cheeks.

If you are one of those people who has a lot of pink or redness on your skin, ditch the pink blush immediately!  That’s right, all shades that have even the slightest hint of a red color.  This includes mauve, dusty rose, berry, and even pinky peach and coral shades.

Trade your pink for something more orange or bronze, if you must wear something on your cheeks.  Those colors will offset the reddish hues and play off the tone of your natural blush to add beautiful warmth with just the right amount of color to brighten your face.

Some of my favorite colors include:

Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Sunkissed

100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Honey

Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush in either Apricot or Melon

Really, you could skip blush all together and save yourself from one more product.  To do this, put your foundation on as usual and with a slightly damp makeup sponge, lightly buff off a bit of the foundation from the apples of your cheeks to let your pinky glow shine through.
  • October 19, 2011

    by Ann

    Wow, what an eye opener. I have rosacea but LOVE blush. The ore day I was thinking that it was a little odd that I was adding a pink color after I'd so carefully covered the natural pink up....I guess I'll stick with my bronzer...

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